A group of businesses and organizations in Brooklyn Center have stepped forward and committed to adopting all 14 shelters in the city to help keep them clean and free from damage.
"That's unique in our coverage area and significant because it means that this is a community that's invested in transit, invested in shelters, and invested in people who use those shelters," said Drew Kerr, a spokesman for Metro Transit.
Community members, Metro Transit officials, business leaders and the group Mad Dads gathered at the Brooklyn Center Transit Center to honor and thank the organizations who adopted the city's 14 bus shelters.
People who adopt bus shelters commit to helping Metro Transit keep them safe and clean.
Brooklyn Center resident Diane Sannes spearheaded the effort.
"In 2007, I noticed that there were seven different shelters, so I heard about the Adopt–A–Shelter program, like Adopt–A–Highway, so I said, wouldn't it be a great point of pride if Brooklyn Center businesses adopted all seven of those shelters," Sannes said. "That was in 2007, and now it's 2014 and we have 14, and they've all been adopted and maintained."
Many of the attendees hopped on the bus to get to the celebration. For more information on how you could adopt a bus shelter, click here.
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